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Spent Fuel Transportation

Transportation cask
Transportation cask 

It is sometimes necessary to transport spent fuel from one site to another. This could be to a reprocessing plant, storage facility, or even a geological disposal site. This transportation is typically performed by loading the dry cask into an overpack. The spent fuel package is then transported via rail Photo available on Mouseover or truck to the next site. These packages undergo rigorous certification and testing.

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